The Fox & Hounds is currently closed for a refurbishment and will open again on March 9th.
Tucked away in a secluded corner of Hampshire countryside in Hungerford Bottom, Old Bursledon, the Fox & Hounds pub is a very old pub that dates back to the 16th century. Next door to the main pub building, there is the historic Lone Barn pub restaurant, located in an old renovated barn house dating from 1871 that was carefully relocated, brick by brick, from Winchester in 1974.Inside the Fox & Hounds pub, you’ll find a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere and a traditional pub setting with exposed wooden beams, roaring open fires and candlelit tables.
The Lone Barn is a celebration of the agricultural heritage of the Hampshire countryside that surrounds it. Adorning its walls and suspended from its ceilings you’ll find intriguing antique farming tools and equipment that lends a delightfully rustic ambience. The Fox & Hounds pub and Lone Barn is a child-friendly pub restaurant where all the family can enjoy a delicious meal from our superb menu – including seasonal dishes, weekly food specials and sumptuous Sunday roasts. We also have an extensive choice of cask and guest ales to try.Read more...
Nestled in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, Burlesdon is a quaint village alongside the River Hamble, close to Southampton. Throughout history, Burlesdon’s waterside location and proximity to lush countryside and plentiful forests have made it the ideal location for boat building. Elephant Boatyard, located in Old Bursledon, formed part of the old dockyards where Henry VIII's fleet was built – archaeologists have even found some submerged remains of the fleet in the River Hamble. In the late 19th century, the industrial revolution brought about the decline of wooden shipbuilding, so the village reverted to farming and in particular, the cultivation of strawberries.
The Fox and Hounds pub can be found down the leafy country lanes of Hungerford Bottom, a small village just along from Old Burlesdon. It’s a historic pub dating back to the 16th century, and as the name suggests, is linked to an area with a tradition of hunting. Step inside and you’ll see that the Fox & Hounds pub has retained much of its traditional character, including exposed wooden beams, roaring open fires and lots of quiet, secluded corners offering privacy.Next door is the Lone Barn, also part of the pub restaurant but a very unique building in its own right. A renovated barn house dating from the late 19th century, the Lone Barn was moved brick by brick from Winchester to its present location.
Along its walls and suspended from the ceiling you’ll find an eclectic and fascinating collection of antique farming equipment, which adds to the rustic ambience. In the evening, the Lone Barn is candlelit, making it a popular choice for couple wanting to dine in a romantic restaurant setting in the countryside. The Lone Barn also continues an ancient custom of nailing a hot cross bun to a wooden beam every Easter for good luck. If you look, you can still see the remains of previous buns from years gone by.
In both the Fox and Hounds and the Lone Barn, you can enjoy a delicious meal from our superb Chef & Brewer menu. Choose from traditional pub food such as our delicious Sunday lunches, seasonal dishes or weekly food specials. To accompany your meal, we also have an extensive range of wines and cask ales to choose from. All the family is welcome. Book your table online now.